17 May 2024


Production Apprentice

Production Apprentice  →   Portland, ME


Portland Stage jobs

Job Description

PORTLAND STAGE COMPANY seeks apprentices for its 2024-2025 season.

All Portland Stage employees, apprentices and guest artists agree to create a work environment that respects diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, culture, and religions, contribute to working in an anti-racist theater, and value Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).

Production Apprentice:

The Production Apprentice will work alongside professional Production Staff throughout Portland Stage’s season. The Production Apprentice will primarily assist the props manager in researching, sourcing, pulling, building, maintaining, adjusting props and set dressing. They will work with the Props Manager to create and maintain an accurate props list for each show and maintain the props inventory. The Production Apprentice will also spend time in the rehearsal hall to assist the Stage Management Team with aspects of preparation and rehearsal, including paperwork, setting props, note taking, being on book, and other duties as assigned. All apprentices spend time in other departments to expand their knowledge in all areas of technical theater. The Production Apprentice will be on the swing Run Crew for all shows during the season.

The Portland Stage Apprenticeship Program is committed to training future generations of theater professionals. Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who have acquired basic training in the theater arts and are looking to explore their field further through meaningful hands-on experience. Portland Stage apprentices can expect to be challenged by a creative process that relies on both ingenuity and collaboration.

Apprentices at Portland Stage work with leading designers, directors, administrators, and our professional production team throughout the season. They leave with a greater knowledge of the theatrical process and the satisfaction of being part of a dedicated theater company where exceptional quality is the end goal.

What you can expect:

  • The hours are full time (40 hours a week) and the schedule will likely fluctuate from week to week.
  • Furnished housing, utilities (electricity, heat, internet) and a $107 weekly stipend will be provided.
  • There will be physical tasks that require repeated lifting of at least 40 lbs and bending, as well as possibly being on ladders, lifts, or catwalks. Please note that some areas of the theater facility are not handicap-accessible.
  • Some run crew positions might require that you appear onstage in a costume.
  • College credit can be arranged.
  • The minimum commitment is from late August through early June; Education Apprentices may be invited to stay as late as early August.


See Apprenticeship FAQ on website for additional details.

To apply, download application at https://www.portlandstage.org/work-with-us/apprenticeships/ and submit via email.
Deadline: Rolling deadline with preference given to applications in by Friday, May 24.

Please reach out to Jenn London & Julianne Shea at apprenticesearch@portlandstage.org with any questions.


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Production Apprentice
Production Apprentice
 Portland, ME

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: performing arts, production, and technical theatre. States: Maine.